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Sep 22, 2010 5:00pm PDT
and order svu." 11:00 the "bay area news at 11:00." >>> on the hot seat. why stephen colbert is preparing to testify before congress. >>> could human error have talksed "the titanic" to sink? the new claims from a of a e of a high-ranking officer on that ship. and the sacramento politicians just gave these same corporations a new billion dollar handout... paid for by cuts to education and public safety with no guarantee of creating one new job. but we can change this by voting yes on proposition 24. prop 24 repeals the billion dollar giveaway and protects our schools and communities. yes on prop 24. it's time to give us a break... not the big corporations. what were the facts? fact: march 7, 2000. brown asks voters for new mayoral power to appoint school board members. he gets it, and promises better schools. but the drop out rate increases 50%. the school budget goes into a 100 million dollar deficit. the schools become so bad the state has to take them over. it was "largely a bust," he admitted. jerry brown. failure as governor. failure as mayor. failure we can't afford now. >>> a huge
NBC
Sep 24, 2010 5:30pm PDT
as the comedian stephen colbert brought his fictionalized late-night tv character to an actual congressional hearing where he had been invited to testify about a single day he spent on a farm courtesy of the farm workers union. he was hardly the first celebrity to testify before congress, but nobody had seen anything quite like this before, and there's never been a climate quite like this one before. our white house correspondent savannah guthrie is here with us in our new york studios with more on this to start us off. >> reporter: as is customary in washington, colbert submitted prepared written remarking before his testimony, and they looked straightforward enough. when he sat down to testify, he went off script and into his comedy routine. and not everyone is laughing tonight. on capitol hill today, more evidence of why some americans think washington is a joke. the comedian stephen colbert, was billed as an expert witness on farm labor. and testified in character. >> congresswoman asked me to share my vast experience, spending one day as a migrant farm worker. i'm happy to use my celebr
NBC
Sep 23, 2010 5:00am PDT
. stephen colbert will testify tomorrow as well as the president of the united farm workers. he spent a dayworking in a vegetable farm in new york state. that aired last night and featured an interview with local democrats. >> this new campaign of the farm workers is so interesting. take our jobs please. >> 'do you think so few americans have taken up this challenge? >> it's tough dirty work. >> are you saying americans are not tough? >> it's hot. >> agriculture workers will lobby for the jobs bill, but it's unclear if colbert will appear or be there as himself or in character. the hearing is tomorrow. >> cal graduate and detainee sarah shourd will be hitting the wear waves on the oprah winfrey show. sarah's motherer will join her for the interview. bauer and fattal remain in prison. >> good morning, brent and laura. first we will have an overview towards the bay bridge. volume starting to pick up before 5:30 where we see the freeways start to show slow downs. highway 4 and highway 24. the approach because christie smith has been in downtown orinda with a gas main leak. that's over to
NBC
Sep 24, 2010 6:00pm PDT
administration enforcement website. >> a funny take as far as political sat ire from stephen colbert who testified on immigration and even he managed to get a little serious at times. >> swarmed by media, colbert had barely taken a seat when a congressman tried to kick him out for attracting too much attention and detracking from their work. >> i'm not asking you not to talk. i'm asking you to leave the committee room completely and submit your statement instead. >> he was eventually allowed to stay. he did submit comments and went off script with his wit. >> i'm happy to use my celebrity to draw attention to this complicated issue and i hope my star power can bump the hearings all the way up to c-span 1. >> he felt qualified to testify because he spent a dayworking on a farm which was featured on the colbert report. >> you are not qualified. >> thank god! can i go home now? >> he said his experience gave him understanding of why americans don't seek jobs mostly held by migrant workers. >> i break into a cold sweat at the sight of a salad bar. >> he was asked why he took up the cause. >>
NBC
Sep 22, 2010 5:00am PDT
mother to cancel the party. among those saying they would come, justin bieber, stephen hawking and susan boyle but it is possible some of those rsvps were phony or fake. 21,000 people. >> that's quite a party. a lot of refreshments. >> always worried about having enough food. but 21,000 people and i wasn't invited. >> and you've always got to plan for a little extra. >> all right. look over here where we're looking for extra cars to start hitting the roads. not actually extra, just the normal amount. that's when we'll see the slowing showing up. 67 right there horizon lane, but about this time we'll see a lot of folks heading to the area just about 5:15, 5:20 is when that starts. you'll see that slowing coming up in another 15, 20 minutes as those sensors adjust to all the folks. pittsburg and bay point will be around 60 miles an hour for the next hour or so. right now we're at 14 minutes. in the earlier slowing we saw just a little patch coming out of the altamont pass. that has cleared up. a nice smooth flow toward highway 84. that's also the area where you join on with 680 just before
NBC
Sep 20, 2010 7:00am PDT
's emergency rescue of the auto industry. stephen, good morning, i apologize, i was running. >> running is good for you. >> running in and out. why did you write this book? >> because i thought this was an enormous accomplishment by the obama administration. a singular accomplishment for which there was a beginning, a middle and almost an end and i thought the country deserved to understand. >> you're a guy who does not need the money, you do not need the attention, you don't need trouble and you know that you have talked about some of the things in this book that are going to capture some headlines and as a smart guy, you knew those would capture attention. did you think about it? >> i thought people would take a look at the book in its entirety. it was not some effort to telltales or talk out of school. >> but you do include some anecdotes of some interactions that you had with some key members of the administration. rahm emanuel denies some of the things that you say he said in the book, but one thing in particular you talk about buy it was important to bail out gm is that there were thousan
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